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Historical Trauma and Modern Day Oppression: How Does This Relate to Eating Disorders? 

For the past 30 years, eating disorders have been represented as a white, middle class phenomenon. Due to the  lack of representation of people of color and indigenous populations with troubled eating, these communities  suffer from high rates of undiagnosed conditions, inaccessible treatment and culturally insensitive practices withinthe eating disorder world/community itself. In this presentation, participants will have the ability to evaluate  eating disorders through a social justice lens that centers the experiences of people of color and indigenous 

descent people. Participants will learn about  historical trauma, the white-thin-cis hetero industrial complex, and how colonialism influenced food. Furthermore, the facilitator will explore the legacies of colonialism on self-esteem, body-image, and food. 

Eating Disorders and Body Love: The Things Mama Didn't Tell You 

There are things our mothers did not get a chance to teach us. Whatever an existing or non-existing relationship we may have with our mothers, this workshop is an opportunity to learn about the things thatour caregivers kept silent or never had the chance to talk to us about while growing up. This workshop will 

discuss the connection historical trauma has with eating disorders and the way colonialism has impacted the way people of color and indigenous people view their bodies. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to 

learn about the dominance of the white-thin-cis-hetero industrial complex and how it influences the way marginalized people get seen and treated in overall 

society. This workshop is coming from the perspective of a woman of color and welcomes people from all

backgrounds to participate. 

Coyolxauhqui and the Fragmented Muxer: Colonialism, Eating Disorders, and the Goddess Within

Contemporary eating disorder treatments fail to integrate ancestral knowledge and storytelling that can be vital 

for healing brown and indigenous descended people with troubled eating - (an already underserved population). The medical industrial complex (MIC) fails to address the critical historical factors that have shaped the particular and negative experiences of both people of color and native people. Even positive contributions and resiliency 

from these marginalized communities continues to be shunned by the MIC.

This Nalgona Positivity Pride talk will use Coyolxauhqui’s commonly known as the Aztec moon goddess- story and representation as a medium to better understand brown* womxn’s disarrayed relationship with food and spirit. 

We will pay homage to the womxn* before us and go over the different representations of Coyolxauhqui by 

xicana queer feminists. We will review the collision between gender and violence that occurred to womxn once 

European patriarchal colonialism took dominance and, more specifically, analyze how native peoples relationship to land and food was disrupted. At the end of the talk we will do a group exercise using Coyolxauhqui’s image as a guide to better understand the complexities of colonial feminine subjugation, historical trauma, and to create useful proactive ways for the modern brown muxer to find healing.

Womxn of Color Entrepreneurs: How to Use Social Media To Grow Your Brand 

In this presentation, participants will be able to define their brand and discover effective methods of using their brand and growing their social media following. Gloria will also share the beginning of Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP) and how the riot grrrl movement as well as the D.I.Y punx subculture helped create NPP. Participants will learn the different ways NPP has been able to use digital spaces to grow into a 100k+ social media platform. Participants will leave with a workbook and NPP's secret tools for success. 

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